The reasons for the Ram’s success are many. The EcoDiesel option provides yet another.
The diesel puts out 240 horsepower, not too impressive if you go by this useless way of rating engines. More importantly, it produces 420 pound feet of torque, more than any V6 in the class and, in fact, more than the mighty Hemi V8 available in this same truck.
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Chrysler is working to increase production of the diesel engine in Europe that powers the 2014 Ram EcoDiesel pickup. Bigland said demand for the diesel model — which many customers say is topping the 28 miles per gallon fuel economy label — has exceeded expectations.
“Frankly, the demand for diesel has really surprised us,” said Chrysler Group LLC sales chief Reid Bigland.
The diesel version of the truck is sitting on dealer lots for an average of just 13 days, and demand for the diesel engine is about 20 percent of sales. The company is currently building at about 5 percent, Bigland said.
“We’re going to be able to meet that demand, it’s just going to take us a few months,” he said